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Friday, 22 September 2017

Party Policies Vote

In Social Studies I studied Political Party policies of Education, Housing and Health. As you can see below there are 3 paragraphs written. Each paragraph is about either education, housing, or health. These paragraphs were written by myself to show which party I vote for and what policies I agreed with. But all 3 paragraphs had myself voting for 3 different parties.

The Education Policy...
My vote would be for Party D, I have identified the real party behind these policies and found that it was all National. I strongly agree with the education policies of National because it’ll help NZ education improve the national standards. Like making sure there is an option for all students to learn a second language in school. This’ll help them discover and learn a new language they haven’t noticed before.  Increasing funding for digital education initiatives would also help students learn more about the outside world using the digital education. This is why I strongly support party D because it’ll help our education improve and also help most of our future students education get to standards.  

The Housing Policy...

My vote would be for Party D, I have identified the real party behind these housing policies and found that it was all Green Party. I strongly agree with the education policies of Green Party because it has good recommended policies. These policies would answer people’s needs like making a way to end homeless quick. Building houses will provide homes for families that are looking for homes. It’ll also help families that have recent migrant relatives find a home instead of bunching in one small house. This is why I strongly support party D because it’ll end the homelessness, and provide plenty of homes for families. It’ll also help the future live safely and happily with no poverty happening.

The Health Policy...
My vote would be for Party C,  I have identified the real party behind these health policies and found that it was all . I strongly support the health policies of NZ First because it is suitable recommendations for the NZ health. The NZ First health will help the New Zealand health improve a lot. I strongly agree that we need to  review the amount of affordable healthy foods in our community and in homes. Some families might be too carried away with just sweet - sugary foods with less other nutrient foods. We also need to review the accessibility of safe spaces in communities for exercise and for play spaces. The reason for this is because there are too many accidents happening with young children not being safe. Sometimes there are too many houses and other products being built leaving less space for the children to play around. This is why I support Party C health policies because it has good presence and it especially can help New Zealand health improve.

But overall, the Party that I would vote for in 2017 would be National. The reason why I picked National is because they have good and interesting Education policies. Personally, I think that Education is the most important subject in my life right now. I want Education to run fair and good in New Zealand so that there will be no issue's with families or students with their Education. I think that Education is the most important issue in New Zealand. I personally find that Education is New Zealand's one and only hope to have the country a better future. Therefore my vote overall is for National due to my priority, Education.
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But before I made the choice of my final Party, I was surprised that it would turn out to be National. In my life, I have grown up knowing that I would always be against National. My Party that I have personally set a goal to always vote for Labour. But I was very surprised to end up voting for National. The reason why I wanted to vote for Labour was because I've heard different stories of Labour recommended stories to end NZ poverty and such things. But I am glad now that I have finally explored party policies and know the truth of policies for New Zealand's best.

Friday, 8 September 2017

State of Opening Parliament



The new start of Opening Parliament take 2 days. On the first day of opening, every single member of the parliament has to be sworn in. They have to put their hand on the bible and swear that they will take their work position seriously and be faithful. This process is called taking the oath of allegiance. Once all members in Parliament has sworn in, they then choose their Speaker of the House.  The party with the most members and has won the latest election has the most power to choose the Speaker, they can even elect one of their members to be the Speaker of the House. On the second day of opening, the Governor - General’s messenger is then sent to the Big Hall also known as the debating chamber. The Governor - General’s messenger is called the Usher of the Black Rod. The Usher is sent to the debating chamber to order the members of Parliament into the Legislative Council Chamber.

During the second day of Opening State of Parliament, the Governor - General gives a speech to the Parliament. This speech is called “Speech from the Throne”. This speech from the Governor - General is a speech for the Parliament for their preparations for the next 3 of Government plans. Also on the second day, the door of House of Representatives is locked for the start of State Opening. It is a symbolic of showing that the House is independant of the Sovereign. To open the door, the Usher (Governor - General’s messenger) with his Black Rod must knock on the door 3 times where’s the Serjeant - at - Arms then allows the door to be opened. The Sergeant - at - Arms is the House of Speakers representative. This is where the Usher presents the MP’s to the Legislative Council Chamber where the Governor General is waiting. From 1984, a traditional Maori powhiri has been part of the State Opening of Parliament  

Monday, 21 August 2017

Branches Of Government

If I were a Prime Minister for a day....
If I had the opportunity to be New Zealand’s Prime Minister for a day, little things will be equaled with the big things. I would make the payment rates increase to its suitable. So that families can be happy with their income to pay their bills, and other priorities. Making it easy for the families to make their right choices. Another change that will occur would be the poverty. I will no longer allow the poor to become homeless and live on the streets, I’ll create departments for them to live in with no payments received or asked. I will do my best to represent NZ’s thoughts and concerns appear righteously. Hoping that everything will go well and that less complaints will show up. But this is only if I’m a Prime Minister for a day:)

Where parties sit in Parliament
As part of our Government task today, we recieved this link that shows where parties seat in Parliament - an example shown below. Under this photo has a table with questions that needs to be answered from the link. Click on the link and also explore the table to find out!
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Question
Answer
  1. What is the name of the speaker of the house?
David Carter (National)
2.  How many seats do each of these parties have?
  • National
58 National seats (including speaker)
  • Labour
31 Labour seats
  • Green Party
14 Green Party seats
  • NZ First
12 NZ First seats
  • Maori Party
2 Maori Party seats
  • Act
1 Act Party seat
  • United Future
1 United Future seat
3.  Find our Prime Minister Bill English.  Click on his parliamentary biography.

What was the date he was first elected?  
21st October 1990
4.  Find Jacinda Ardern in Labour and Click on her parliamentary biography.  What is her parliamentary role?
Leader of Opposition
5.  What parties do these MP’s belong to?

Jonathan Young
National
Nicky Wagner
National
Louisa Wall
Labour
Sarah Dowie
National
Clayton Mitchell
NZ First Party
Marama Fox
Maori Party
Barry Coates
Green Party
Stuart Nash
Labour

Friday, 11 August 2017

Governments

Image result for jacinda ardernToday in social studies, we had a task that contains latest article government's. As you can see I already have the article link below... as well as a paragraph that I wrote about what I read and what I think about the article. I also added a bit of my opinions on what I think about the new leader, Jacinda Ardern.  

Start: In the latest article that I read is about Labour's new leader Jacinda Ardern. The Newshub Reid Research poll was taken during the week after she replace Andrew Little as leader. The results of the latest poll with Jacinda Ardern the new leader of labour has the party up 9 points to 33 percent. Which had National down to 44 percent which is the lowest registered in this poll in the past 10 years. The rise of Labour’s registers was even higher than NZ First’s and Greens parties. NZ First’s down more than 3 points to 9%, with Greens down more than 4 points to 8%. With the Prime Minister's preferring stakes Bill English up to 27.7% where's Miss Ardern was up more than 17% to 26.3%. NZ First leader Winston Peters down at 10%. The poll surveyed a 1000 people and had a margin of error 3.1%. I think that the rise of Labour with Jacinda Ardern’s  register is a good thing. The rise of this labour will lead to path of Labour wining and also having NZ’s new Prime Minister - the 2nd woman prime minister. I want NZ to have a female prime minister so we can have new choices from different thoughts.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Food Groups



Last week while we were at our netball tournament, our health class learnt about fruit groups. We had to create a google drawing with 3 food groups - "Carbohydrates, Fats and Protein". Under each of these groups, we were to put 5 different kinds of food that suits the heading. After we created this google drawing, we had to write a paragraph between the differences of the food groups and the food under them.
As you can on the far left side is Carbohydrates. It has food that contains grain, fruits, and sweet potatoes. I forgot to put in some sweets like lollies and chocolate. Carbohydrate is all about food that is sweet. This one of the food groups that provides so much energy.
The middle group is Fats. As you can see under the name "fats" are pictures of fruit that pretty much holds a lot of fat. Avocados hold a lot of fat but it depends on the size of the fruit. Wheres coconut oil holds a lot of fat at about 100g. But the foods that I haven't put down was Mcdonald's and KFC.  These foods have chickens and other meat, but the reason why these will go under fat is because the meats are deep fried. Using a lot of oils. Fats can be useful at times to bodies as treats of performance on the field/court :)
Lastly protein. Some of the protein food/drinks are not grown from trees or made. Proteins are food that are mainly provided by living animals. For example milk from cows, eggs from chickens. But the best example from protein that I havn't got down is meat. Meat is obviously from animals. Eating this will build so much strength and energy in our bodies. Other food that can contain protein are nuts and spinach.
Well this is what I have learnt about food groups so far and I really enjoyed it. I now know what to eat and what not to eat at times I need it. I also know what to eat before I play on the courts, what will give me energy to play hard on the courts.   

Friday, 28 July 2017

Being Cyber Smart

Last week in health, my class played an online game called "Interland". This game was all about being cyber smart. It has 4 levels that needs to be done and passed. They all relate to being cybersmart online. Even though it was pretty annoying and takes long to finish, I still managed to finish it off properly. From the 4 lands(levels) I played, I learnt easy lessons. Like never give your password away because you'll never know what will happen. Or choose a hard password for your account so no one will take notice and hack into your account. From the game I received an online certificate which is above. I now know how to be more cybersmart. This is my very own interland certificate!

England Migration Model


This is my migration model that I created about England migration to New Zealand. This model shows the push and pull reason that causes the english to migrate. One of the push reasons why England started to migrate was that the numbers in England were getting too over populated. Wheres the pull reason is that New Zealand had plenty of free lands at the time. As you can see there is an arrow under the title saying "Mainstream Migration". Wheres another arrow in the bottom middle says "Counter Migration". The mainstream arrow is much thicker than the counter migration arrow. Why? Because more people from another land is migrating into another land, called mainstream migration. Wheres the bottom arrow is smaller because hardly anyone returned back to their lands, called counter migration. As part of my social studies work, this is part of what I've learnt. Enjoy my migration model!